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DECISION TREE

A TRANSPARENT LOOK INSIDE
ONE INVESTOR’S MENTAL MAP

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A VC's Decision Tree - How Startup Investors Get to Yes or No

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Rob Go of NextView Ventures outlines his process for making investment decisions in tech startups. This flowchart was originally found on the firm's blog here: http://nextviewventures.com/blog/flowchart-vc-decision-making/

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A VC's Decision Tree - How Startup Investors Get to Yes or No

  1. 1. A sEE-= sTAsE vtrs DECISION TREE A TRANSPARENT LOOK INSIDE ONE INVESTOR’S MENTAL MAP Thousands ofentrepreneurs have been there. You nail a pitch to a VC for your seed round of funding. You showed off the team. You conveyed the opportunity. You even proved some early product traction. But once you leave the pitch then what? How does that VC actually decide whether to move forward or shut it down? This graphic will shed some light into the black box ofan early-stage VC's thought process — particularly, one VC's process: Rob Go of NextView Ventures. While it may not land you a term shoot, it may get you that all-important next meeting and well on your way. 0 0 DECISION TREE What makes an exceptional l founder? Among the best traits. .. I - A history of success. l - Hunger and drive that persists. N D - Superpowers that line up with the | specific needs of launching and | growing this specific venture. 1 What makes an attractive market? EXCEPTIUNAL FOUNDER? Megatrends in an industry. Momentum of the market. Competitive “moats. “ Current or nearterm size and growth of the market. When thinking about founderl market fit, a NextView partner often considers the following. .. What makes a top 0.01% founder? — TOP 0.01% FOIIIIDER / FOIIIIDER? MARKET FIT? F0llllDER/ MARKET FIT? Is this an authentic idea that's true to the founder’s passion or a hollow attempt to make money? This matters a ton. They possess superpowers that perfiectly EH3“ with Do the abilities of the founding gettmg this venture team map well to the early off the ground. ham f th- 9 They’re literally the C enges 0 ls company‘ best person for the job. 2" OPINION lvtrmlilsi IBEAIOII It's almost their unfair advantage as a result. How founders could present data to make a strong case. .. Small*sca1e experiments that show demand for a solution. Product launched + traction. Actual revenue generated. INTERESTED YES I I KEEP MEETING! V( may consider investing prrproduct. ViewFromSeed. com ru n extvi ew @NextViewVC VENTURES
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Rob Go of NextView Ventures outlines his process for making investment decisions in tech startups. This flowchart was originally found on the firm's blog here: http://nextviewventures.com/blog/flowchart-vc-decision-making/

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